Acronychia apiculata Miq.
Acronychia arborea Blume
Acronychia barberi Gamble
Acronychia elliptica Merr. & L.M.Perry
Acronychia laurifolia Blume
Acronychia resinosa (Lour.) J.R.Forst. ex Crevost & Lem.
Acronychia resinosa J.R.Forst. ex Crevost & Lem.
Clausena simplicifolia Dalzell
Cyminosma ankenda Gaertn.
Cyminosma chinensis G.Don
Cyminosma pedunculata (L.) DC.
Cyminosma pedunculata (L.) Roxb.
Cyminosma resinosa DC.
Doerrienia malabarica Dennst.
Gela lanceolata Lour.
Jambolifera arborea (Blume) Zoll. & Moritzi
Jambolifera pedunculata L.
Jambolifera rezinosa Lour.
Laxmannia ankenda (Gaertn.) Raeusch.
Laxmannia ankenda Raeusch.
Melicope conferta Blanco
Paronychia arborea Walp.
Paronychia laurifolia Walp.
Selas lanceolatum (Lour.) Spreng.
Ximenia lanceolata (Lour.) DC.
Common Name: Claw-flowered Laurel
Acronychia pedunculata is an evergreen plant that can range in size from a small shrub to a large tree up to 30 metres tall[
]. In larger specimens the bole can be 50cm in diameter and unbranched for more than 20 metres[
The plant is gathered from the wild and used locally as a food flavouring, medicine, and for various other purposes[
The roots are said to be used to stupefy fish[
]. This is likely to be due to the presence of saponins[
E. Asia - southern China, Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea.
Secondary forests, woods or thickets on lower hills; at elevations from near sea level to 900 metres[
]. Dense, evergreen forest[
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The white flowers are fragrant[
The young leaves are used as a condiment[
]. The fruit is a pale yellow, globose drupe, around 5 - 15mm in diameter, the mesocarp is woody or subwoody[
A decoction of the roots, bark and leaves is used to treat scabies, sores, ulcers, and a variety of stomach diseases[
The roots are used in the treatment of rheumatism, lumbago, pain in the limbs, post-partum blood stasis, furunculosis, impetigo and snake-bite. The dosage is 8 to 20g per day, in the form ofa decoction or elixir[
The torrefied roots or leaves are effective as a stomachic for the treatment of dyspepsia in parturients in a daily dose of 6 to 12g as a decoction[
A poultice made of heated leaves and a wash with a decoction of the trunk bark are useful for treating furunculosis and impetigo[
The roots, twigs, stem bark and leaves are collected throughout the year. The plants are pulled up, stripped of rootlets, carefully washed and sliced. Selected leaves, not worm-eaten or withered, are sun-dried or heat-dried. The stem bark is used only externally[
The leaves are put in stimulating baths[
]. This is probably due to the action of an essential oil[
The crushed leaves and fruits have a citrus smell. A fragrant oil from the stem and leaves is used in cosmetic perfumery[
The bark is used for caulking boats and toughening nets[
The wood is occasionally used in construction[
The wood is sometimes used to make charcoal[
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